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The McGill Library Rare Books and Special Collections began collecting rare materials in the 1850s, and through gift and purchase the holdings now constitute rich and highly diverse research collections. The humanities and social sciences and in particular art and architecture, Canadiana, history, literature, the history of ideas (philosophy and religion), travel and exploration, and the history of the book form the core of the collection. More information can be found on the library’s website http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/rarebooks/about


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2 volumes (xcvi, 578 pages) : xlii plates (some folded ; including frontispieces, maps, facsimiles), 2 folded maps (in pockets) ; 23 cm.
Topics: East Asia -- Description and travel., Pilot guides -- East Asia., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by Standard Brands Limited; University of Waterloo. Library. Women's Studies Collection. CaOWtU
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48 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Desserts., Cooking, Canadian., Baking powder., McGill University Library...
xxi, [2], 305 pages frontispiece (map) illustrations 20 cm
Topics: English language -- Slang -- Dictionaries., English language -- Dialects -- England -- London.,...
24, [2], [2], 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
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Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., Flour., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
McGill University Library
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21 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm
Topics: Cooking (Chocolate), Desserts., Cuisine (Chocolat), McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
McGill University Library
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471 pages : maps (some folded) ; 23 cm
Topics: Middle East -- History -- 19th century., Nationalism -- Middle East., World War, 1914-1918 --...
McGill University Library
by Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672; Goyer, Pieter de; Keizer, Jacob de; Ogilby, John, 1600-1676, translator; Schall von Bell, Johann Adam, 1592?-1666; Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680. China monumentis ... illustrata; Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie
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327 (i.e. 307), 18, 106 pages illustrations 40 cm
Topics: China -- Description and travel., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Travel
McGill University Library
by Morrisey, Louise Lane; Sweeney, Marion Lane, author; Club of Odd Volumes
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x, 215 pages 21 cm
Topics: Cooking, American., Gastronomy., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, American,...
McGill University Library
by Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905; Martin, Sarah Catherine, 1768-1826. Old Mother Hubbard; Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Absurd ABC
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4 volumes in 1 (8; 8; 8; [8]) leaves : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Nursery rhymes., Illustrated children's books., Fairy tales., Cats -- Juvenile poetry., Dogs --...
McGill University Library
texts
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203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
McGill University Library
by Martin, Rita
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164 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
by Family Herald and Weekly Star,
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217, vii pages, [10] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
McGill University Library
by Francatelli, Charles Elmé, 1805-1876
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xv, 560 pages : illustrations
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
texts
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xvi, 768 pages, [34] leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations (some color), 4 color portraits, 4 maps ; 28 cm
Topics: Franklin, John, -- 1786-1847 -- Travel -- Arctic regions., Arctic regions -- Discovery and...
McGill University Library
by Adler, Elkan Nathan, 1861-1946, editor
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xxiv, 391 pages viii plates (including frontispiece) 23 cm.
Topics: Voyages and travels., Travel, Medieval., Palestine -- Description and travel., Travel -- history.,...
40 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
McGill University Library
texts
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348 leaves 19 cm
Topics: Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions., Pharmacy -- Early works to 1800., Formulas,...
303 pages, iv. : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Topics: Actors., Theater -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal -- History., Théâtre -- Québec...
McGill University Library
by Borden Company
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32 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm
Topics: Cooking (Evaporated milk), McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
by J.R. Watkins Company
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64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 16 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
McGill University Library
by Borthwich, John Douglas, 1831-1912
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531 pages, [54] leaves of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Topics: Montréal (Québec) -- Biography., Montréal (Québec) -- History., Montréal (Québec) --...
McGill University Library
by Forbes, Marcelle Azra
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639 pages 22 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking
McGill University Library
by Van Wyck, Carolyn; Photoplay Magazine (Chicago, Ill.)
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44 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
McGill University Library
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318 pages, [32] leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Topics: Silent films., Color photography -- Three-color process., Color printing., McGill University...
McGill University Library
by Swanick, Sean; McGill University. Rare Books and Special Collections; McGill University. Institute of Islamic Studies. Library; McLennan Library
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44 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Ghazzālī, -- 1058-1111 -- Exhibitions., Ghazzālī, -- 1058-1111 -- Bibliography --...
McGill University Library
by Robin Hood Flour Mills
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29 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Cookies., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cookies
McGill University Library
by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1194-1250, author
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cx, 637 pages : illustrations (some color), plates ; 29 cm
Topics: Falconry -- Early works to 1800., Falconry -- Bibliography., McGill University Library Digitized...
31 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Topics: Baking., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
McGill University Library
by Robin Hood Flour Mills
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15 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Baking., Christmas cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
McGill University Library
by Hoffmann, Professor, 1839-1919
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xi, 457 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Magic tricks., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Magic tricks
McGill University Library
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256 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Canada -- Guidebooks., Canada -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1867-, Canada -- Conditions...
203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., Desserts., Baked products., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
McGill University Library
by Ford, H. J. (Henry Justice), 1860-1941. ill; Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912. edt; Longmans, Green, and Co. pbl; Spottiswoode & Co. prt
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xvi, 424 pages, [33] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
Topics: Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction., Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction., Conduct of...
McGill University Library
by Canada Starch Company
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66 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
McGill University Library
by Curran, James Watson, 1865-1952
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xiv pages, 1 leaf, 88, 88A-88B, [89]-359, [1] pages including maps frontispiece, illustrations, plates 23 cm
Topics: America -- Discovery and exploration -- Norse., Great Lakes (North America) -- Discovery and...
McGill University Library
by Hoffmann, Professor, 1839-1919
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10, 222 pages : illustrations, portrait
Topics: Magic tricks., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Magic tricks
McGill University Library
by Canada Starch Company
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128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
1 map in 4 sheets : color ; 148 x 179 cm
Topics: Ontario, Northern -- Maps., Algoma (Ont. : District) -- Maps., Nipissing (Ont. : District) --...
McGill University Library
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22 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm
Topics: Sandwiches., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Sandwiches, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
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468 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Topics: Cooking, English., Formulas, recipes, etc., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking,...
McGill University Library
by India. Ministry of Home Affairs
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v. ; 21-24 cm.
Topics: India. -- Ministry of Home Affairs -- Periodicals., India -- Politics and government -- 1947- --...
McGill University Library
by Caslon, William, 1754-1833
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[8] pages ; 42 cm
Topics: Printing -- England -- Specimens -- Early works to 1800., Type and type-founding -- England --...
McGill University Library
by Savage, William, 1770-1843; Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957, former owner. DLC; Frederic W. Goudy Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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vi, 118 p., [49] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Topics: Engraving -- Printing -- Specimens., Color printing -- Specimens., Printing -- Specimens., McGill...
31 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Topics: Baking., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
McGill University Library
by Moore, Mary; Fry-Cadbury Ltd
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23 pages : illustrations
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
McGill University Library
by Standard Brands Incorporated; Royal Baking Powder Company
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45 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: New York (N.Y.), Cooking., Food Industry., Advertising as Topic., Royal Baking Powder., McGill...
McGill University Library
by St. Mary Edith, Sister; Berthe, soeur, 1912- former owner
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xvi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
McGill University Library
by Morris, William, 1834-1896; Morris, William, 1834-1896. King's lesson; Kelmscott Press; William Morris and Kelmscott Press Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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123 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Topics: Ball, John, -- -1381 -- Fiction., Matthias -- I, -- King of Hungary, -- 1443-1490 -- Fiction.,...
McGill University Library
by Kraft Foods Limited
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26 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 15 cm
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
by Ferguson, John C. (John Calvin), 1866-1945
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ix, 199 pages plates (some color) portrait 28 cm
Topics: Painting, Chinese., Painting -- China -- History., Painters -- China., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by C.H. Catelli Co; University of Waterloo. Library. Women's Studies Collection. CaOWtU
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36 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm
Topics: Cooking (Pasta), Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
McGill University Library
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83, [1] pages : frontispiece, plates ; 22 cm
Topics: Photography -- Caricatures and cartoons., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Photography
McGill University Library
by Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles
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91 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
McGill University Library
by Grandpré, A. de, cartographer
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1 map ; 53 x 64 cm, folded to 18 x 11 cm
Topics: Parc du Mont-Royal (Montréal, Québec) -- Maps., Montréal (Québec) -- Maps., McGill...
McGill University Library
by Patrick, Symon, Bp. of Ely, 1626-1707; Lowth, William, 1660-1732; Arnald, Richard, 1700-1756; Whitby, Daniel, 1638-1726
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7 volumes : map, portraits ; 28 cm
Topics: Bible -- Commentaries., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Bible
224 pages ; 19 cm
Topics: Desserts., Bread., Cake., Cooking (Eggs), Puddings., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
McGill University Library
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v, 229 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Topics: Cooking, French., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, French, Cookbook Collection
460 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Topics: Cooking., Games., Home economics., Formulas, recipes, etc., Housekeeping., McGill University...
McGill University Library
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vi, 371, [13] pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Topics: Cooking, English., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, English, Cooking
368 pages : illustrations
Topics: Almanacs, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Lande Canadiana, Almanacs, Canadian
McGill University Library
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32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Topics: Health -- Popular works., Nutrition -- Popular works., Cooking., Home economics., Patent...
240 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Fancy work., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Fancy work
McGill University Library
by Martin, Rita; Robin Hood Flour Mills
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24 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Bread., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Bread
McGill University Library
by Canada Starch Company, issuing body
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21 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
McGill University Library
by Martin, Rita; Robin Hood Flour Mills
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20 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Topics: Baking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Baking
McGill University Library
by Shircliffe, Arnold, 1880-1952
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xxi, 306 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Topics: Salads., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Salads
McGill University Library
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viii, 481 pages 20 cm.
Topics: Quotations, English., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Quotations, English
McGill University Library
by Ekco Products Company
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34 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Pressure cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Pressure cooking
[10], 78, [6], 723 [i.e. 735], [11] pages (last page blank) ; 29 cm (folio)
Topic: McGill University Library Digitized Title
McGill University Library
by Women's Guild of the Church of the Ascension
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112 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
McGill University Library
by Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915
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14 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Topics: Children's stories., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Sheila R. Bourke Collection,...
McGill University Library
by United States Committee for the United Nations; American Home Economics Association
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104 pages illustrations
Topics: International cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
2 volumes in 1 : illustrations
Topics: Anatomy, Comparative., Pygmies., Chimpanzees., Monsters., McGill University Library Digitized...
McGill University Library
by Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942; McGill University. Library; New York Academy of Medicine, donor. DNLM; Blacker-Wood Library of Zoology and Ornithology, former owner. DNLM
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xix, 643, [1] pages : illustrations.
Topics: McGill University. -- Libraries., Vertebrates -- Bibliography., Vertebrates., Vertébrés --...
McGill University Library
by for John Rivington, J. Jolliffe, J. Hinton, L. Hawes, W. Clark & R. Collins, R. Baldwin & M. Richardson, G. Hawkins & E. Reeves, P. Stevens & T. Calson, C. Rivington, E. & C. Dilly, J. Robson, J. Walter; & B. Collins,
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82 unnumbered pages, 264 pages ; 14 cm
Topics: Almanacs, English -- Great Britain., Great Britain. -- Parliament -- Registers., Great Britain --...